Do you enjoy learning about past and present cultures? Are you interested in understanding how humans have attempted to solve the problem of belonging to groups while at the same time being individuals? Do you enjoy traveling abroad?
Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of North Texas will prepare you for a variety of challenging careers.
People with training in anthropology work in a world transformed by global economic forces, shifting political borders, national conflicts, ethnic division, food and environmental crises, natural disasters, genocide, and public health issues. With this training, you may work for a:
In addition, anthropology prepares you for a wide range of graduate and professional school degrees including law, medicine, public health or even a Master of Business Administration degree.
We place an emphasis on training you in applying anthropological knowledge to solving problems and improving people’s lives. The course work is intentionally grouped to provide an understanding of human biological, social and cultural complexity and the relationships of humans to one another and the environment.
By enrolling in more specialized electives, you can focus your studies on physical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archaeology or sociocultural anthropology. We also offer minors in ethnic studies and medical anthropology as well as certification in applied anthropology.
Our faculty members, who serve as mentors to students, have a broad range of research interests including:
You can join the UNT Anthropology Student Association, which sponsors field trips, a faculty lecture series and discussions about social issues.
There are also numerous opportunities to gain practical experience in the field. Those opportunities include working with a professor or individually on an ethnographic research project or at a field school helping uncover a buried archaeological site.
We encourage you to complete required math, science and social science courses before taking junior- and senior-level anthropology courses. This approach will better prepare you for success in our program.
You will receive training in theory and methodology (ethnography), in-depth interviewing, survey research and quantitative analysis. Courses will require intensive writing, and you are encouraged to become proficient in a second language.
Our Career Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credit
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.